Content related to Air Pollution
Mar 6, 2014
H.R. 3826, is a bill that would essentially prevent EPA from ever requiring coal-fired power plants to control carbon pollution at any significant level. The bill would 1) prohibit the EPA Administrator from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any rule under section 111 of the Clean Air Act establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants unless...
Mar 5, 2014
On March 5, 2014, the House began consideration of H.R. 3826 with one hour of general debate on the House floor. The following amendments were offered to H.R. 3826: 1. Smith (TX)/Schweikert: The amendment expands the scope of the bill and requires EPA Administrator to apply the bill’s requirements for setting emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants...
Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Urge Committee Republicans to Withdraw Inaccurate and Misleading Report on EPA Regulations
Feb 27, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield asking that they withdraw their factually incorrect and fundamentally misleading report which claims that EPA has proposed or finalized over 100 new GHG-related regulations. The report contains numerous errors, including rules listed multiple times,...
Feb 24, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which examines the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions trigger certain permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act:
H.R. 724, "A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles"
Jan 8, 2014
H.R. 724 amends the Clean Air Act (CAA) to remove a requirement for auto dealers to provide specified documentation to new car purchasers related to pollution control systems installed in their vehicle. The legislation strikes Section 207(h)(1) of the Clean Air Act, which requires the dealer to provide a certificate to each purchaser of a new passenger car or truck certifying that the...
Floor Action on H.R. 724, "A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles"
Jan 8, 2014
The rules of H.R. 724 were suspended and the bill passed with a roll call vote of 405 - 0.
Dec 20, 2013
As the Obama Administration continues its process of determining whether to approve the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, a group of 21 U.S. Senators and Representatives are raising concerns about reports that U.S. trade negotiators are advocating for weaker international regulations on the tar sands crude oil that the pipeline would transport. In a letter led by Rep. Henry A. Waxman...
Dec 20, 2013
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, released a report summarizing the anti-environment voting record of the U.S. House of Representatives in first session of the 113th Congress. The report found that the Republican-led House voted for the anti-environment position 109 times in 2013, including 51 votes to benefit the oil and gas industry at...
Dec 18, 2013
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to South Coast Air Quality Management District Executive Officer Barry Wallerstein to request that the agency investigate reports of high levels of ultrafine particle pollution around Santa Monica Airport (SMO). A study released last week from scientists at UCLA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) suggested that ultrafine particle levels...
Dec 17, 2013
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting that the Committee hold hearings on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
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